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Florence Nightingale Service – 13 May

Florence Nightingale Annual Commemorative Service at St Margaret’s Church, East Wellow, Hampshire The Nightingale family lived at nearby Embley Park, and Florence always considered it her favourite family house. The Nightingale memorial is fairly easy to spot. It stands south of the church and is a typical Victorian monument, in the shape of a church…

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Poppy Factory Visit – 12 April

Thirty members of the Nurses’ Guild and some guests visited the Poppy Museum for a very interesting afternoon. Our visit started with lunch – a bowl of soup and apple pie with custard (yum) – followed by a fascinating talk by Brian who gave us a real insight into the work of the Poppy Factory…

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Suffragette Walk – 24 March

On Saturday 24th March 23 of us met at Bow Lane tube statin to follow in the footsteps of brave rebel women; the East End Suffragettes, led by our blue badge guide Mo, who was suitably dressed for the part. First stop was to see the restored Minnie Lansbury Clock. She was a suffragette, later…

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United Guilds Service – 16 March

For the first time since the Guild was recognised by the Court of Aldermen, the Guild of Nurses was thrilled and extremely proud to be a part of the annual United Guilds Service at St Paul’s Cathedral this year and what a super ceremonial occasion this was. The Master, Upper Warden, Renter Warden and 16…

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Visit to Sir John Soanes Museum

Friday 23rd February 2018 Our visit to Sir John Soanes Museum was preceded by lunch at the Fields Bar and Kitchen in Lincoln’s Inn Fields who serve a delicious range of freshly made meals and excellent coffee. We were glad that Hilary had reserved us tables as it is understandably popular despite being hidden among…

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Working with the Cavell Trust

The Guild of Nurses was honoured to be invited to join the Working With scheme run by The Cavell Trust.  The Court voted unanimously to support this initiative, which will build on our current organisational links and enable us to contribute appropriately to a body that shares our values and benevolent aspirations. Edith Cavell was…

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Red Cross Christmas Market

At the end of November, the Guild were delighted to support the Red Cross Christmas Market at Guildhall. Many City Livery Companies support the market by selling wares relevant to their trades and along with Foodiefest, celebrity chefs, live music, demonstrations and commercial stalls make this an important and exciting biennial City event. The Guild…

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Tour of Palace of Westminster

On Monday 6th November after meeting up for a coffee and a chat in the Jubilee Café, 12 members and guests met up with our informative and amusing guide, Nick in the 11th Century Westminster Hall. The tour lasted just over 75 minutes and included the magnificent Queens Robing Room, Royal Gallery, Lords Chamber, Members…

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The Lord Mayor’s Show 2017

For the second year, the Guild of Nurses paraded through London in the Lord Mayor’s Procession. What an honour!  We marched behind our banner (so beautifully made by Middle Warden Elizabeth Turnbull) and kept up the pace with our distinctive red and black umbrellas.  We were walking with the Phoenix Past Masters & Cook and…

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St Paul’s Cathedral – 6 November 2017

The Master and Honorary Clerk attended the service for the opening of the Garden of Remembrance in St Paul’s Cathedral Churchyard.  This was at the invitation of the Royal British Legion. This moving occasion is held annually to launch the City of London Poppy Appeal. The tradition of poppy planting was the idea of Major…

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